6:30 PM | Children In Action
7:00 PM | Worship Service Adult
7:00 PM | Youth Bible Study
First Baptist Church
Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.
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9:30 AM | Sunday School
10:30 AM | Sunday Worship Service
6:00 PM | Adult Bible Study
7:00 PM | Sunday Evening Worship Service
Our youth programs help teens learn to navigate those toughest of years.
ACTIVITIES COMING UP:
December 3-10 Week of Prayer for International Missions
December 10 Youth Christmas Program, 10:30 AM
December 16 Delivering Christmas Food Boxes
December 17 Baptismal Service for Kaylee & Gavin Mahala
Adult Choir Christmas Cantata, 10:30 AM
Children’s Christmas Program, 7:00 PM
December 24 Receiving of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, 10:30 AM
Our faith community welcomes you, and your family. First Baptist Church is located at the Intersection of Highways 421 and 418/67 in Mountain City Tennessee.
COMMENTS FROM THE PASTOR:
Millie and I would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, and cards, calls, and food as Millie had to have a tumor removed and then biopsied. We received news yesterday that her tumor was benign, Praise the Lord!
I am looking forward to baptizing Gavin and Kaylee Mahala and McKayla Campbell and Emilie Houser and Terry Marshall in the next few weeks. I hope you will keep these new Christians in your prayers as they begin their journey with the Lord.
Matthew 9:2b, “Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record the healing of this man who was bedridden and paralyzed. But in the Book of Matthew, he leaves out the part where the four friends of this man carried him on to the roof top, ripped open a place in the roof, and then let down this very sick man into the presence of the greatest healer the world has ever known. With the paralytic now in front of the Lord and the crowd now hushed and wondering what He might say or do, The Lord Jesus turns to the man lying in front of Him and says, “Cheer up, your sins have been forgiven.” The scribes and Pharisees were incensed and talked among themselves saying “this man blasphemeth”. They had come to the correct conclusion that only God could forgive sin. The sad thing about all of this is that obviously the sick man had already come to recognize the Lord Jesus as God and that is why his sins were forgiven but the religious leaders would not confess the Deity of Jesus and that is why they were so upset. They rejected Jesus as being The Messiah. The Lord asked the question, which is easier to heal or to forgive this man’s sin? They did not answer. The Lord said in order for people to know that The Son of Man has the power to forgive sins, He said to the paralyzed man, “Take up thy bed and walk.” Are you more concerned with your physical or your spiritual? The Physical is but temporal but the spiritual is eternal. The Lord died on that cruel cross to insure that our sins could be forgiven, so trust Him for forgiveness, and leave the healing of the body up to Him as well.
Matthew 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
In Christ, Ricky